MyFoodData Instructions

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Nutrition Facts

How do I find data for a new food?
  1. Click the seach bar that says "Find Another Food". On mobile you can click "Change" from the top menu.
  2. Start typing the name of the food.
  3. Click or tap to select a food that is the closet for what you searched for.
  4. If you can't find the food you are looking for try to change the search term. Change "Green Beans" to "Green String Beans"
  5. If you still can't find the food, you can also try the general site search.
  6. If you have a different name suggestion, please contact us to let us know.
How do I change a serving size?
  1. Click the serving size listed under the name of the food.
  2. A drop down menu will appear.
  3. Click the serving size you want.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I change the quantity of a food?
  1. Click the quantity box under the name. This box has a default value of 1.
  2. Enter the quantity you would like as a whole number, decimal, or fraction. I.E.: 2 Medium Apples, 1/2 Medium Apple, 0.333 Medium Apple.
  3. Click Update.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I create a custom serving size?
  1. Choose a serving size you want to modify. I.E.: "100 grams", "1 oz"
  2. Change the quantity in the quantity box to create a custom serving size. For example:
    • 3 x 100grams = 300 grams
    • 1/2 x 1oz = 1/2 oz
    • 0.685 x 100grams = 68.5 grams
  3. Click the serving size you want.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I delete a food?
  1. Click the "X" in the top right of the food card.
  2. The results will automatically update.
  3. The Nutrition Facts Search tool does not have a delete button. Just search for another food to replace it.
How can I share the nutrition facts?
  1. Click the "Share" button and choose a share option.
  2. You can also copy and paste the link to share.
How can I save a food to favorites?
  1. Be signed in to your account. If you don't have an account, you can create one for free.
  2. Click the "Save Food" button.
  3. Click "Favorite Foods".
  4. Click "Add 1 Item".
  5. The item will be added to your favorites list in the "My Foods" section.
How can I compare a food with another?
  1. Click the "Compare" button under the food name card.
  2. Search for another food to compare.
  3. Click "View Results".
How can I add this food to a recipe?
  1. Click the "Add to Recipe" button under the food name card.
  2. Search to add other foods to your recipe.
  3. Click "View Results".
I can't find a nutrient I am looking for.
  1. Scroll down to "Detailed Nutrition Facts".
  2. Click a section for the nutrient you want to view. I.E.: Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, etc.
  3. Click the header of the section to view the detailed nutrition data.

Comparison Tool

How do I add a new food?
  1. Click the seach bar that says "Add Another Food". On mobile you can click "Edit" from the top menu.
  2. Start typing the name of the food.
  3. Click or tap to select a food that is the closet for what you searched for.
  4. There is no limit to the number of foods you can add, but we suggest not adding more than 100.
  5. If you can't find the food you are looking for try to change the search term. Change "Green Beans" to "Green String Beans"
  6. If you have a different name suggestion, please contact us to let us know.
How do I change a serving size?
  1. Click the serving size listed under the name of the food.
  2. A drop down menu will appear.
  3. Click the serving size you want.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I change the quantity of a food?
  1. Click the quantity box under the name. This box has a default value of 1.
  2. Enter the quantity you would like as a whole number, decimal, or fraction. I.E.: 2 Medium Apples, 1/2 Medium Apple, 0.333 Medium Apple.
  3. Click Update.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I create a custom serving size?
  1. Choose a serving size you want to modify. I.E.: "100 grams", "1 oz"
  2. Change the quantity in the quantity box to create a custom serving size. For example:
    • 3 x 100grams = 300 grams
    • 1/2 x 1oz = 1/2 oz
    • 0.685 x 100grams = 68.5 grams
  3. Click the serving size you want.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I delete a food?
  1. Click the "X" in the top right of the food card.
  2. The results will automatically update.
  3. The Nutrition Facts Search tool does not have a delete button. Just search for another food to replace it.
How can I share the comparison?
  1. Click the "Share" button and choose a share option.
  2. You can also copy and paste the link to share.
How can I save the foods in the comparison?
  1. Be signed in to your account. If you don't have an account, you can create one for free.
  2. Click the "Save Food" button.
  3. Choose a place to save the foods. Saving the foods to "favorites" will add them to your favorites list in the "My Foods" page.
    Saving the foods to a "recipe" or "meal" will combine them into one food and appear on the "My Foods" page.
How can I view to the total nutrients for all selected foods?
  1. Click the "Totals" tab above the Comparison Bar Charts and Below the Number of Servings.
How can I view to the total amino acids for all selected foods?
  1. Click the "Amino Acids" tab above the Comparison Bar Charts and Below the Number of Servings.
I can't find a nutrient I am looking for.
  1. Scroll down to the comparison table.
  2. Look under the section where the nutrient should be. I.E.: Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, etc.
  3. Still can't find it? Contact Us.

Recipe Calculator

How do I add a new food?
  1. Click the seach bar that says "Add Another Food". On mobile you can click "Edit" from the top menu.
  2. Start typing the name of the food.
  3. Click or tap to select a food that is the closet for what you searched for.
  4. There is no limit to the number of foods you can add, but we suggest not adding more than 100.
  5. If you can't find the food you are looking for try to change the search term. Change "Green Beans" to "Green String Beans"
  6. If you have a different name suggestion, please contact us to let us know.
How do I change a serving size?
  1. Click the serving size listed under the name of the food.
  2. A drop down menu will appear.
  3. Click the serving size you want.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I change the quantity of a food?
  1. Click the quantity box under the name. This box has a default value of 1.
  2. Enter the quantity you would like as a whole number, decimal, or fraction. I.E.: 2 Medium Apples, 1/2 Medium Apple, 0.333 Medium Apple.
  3. Click Update.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I create a custom serving size?
  1. Choose a serving size you want to modify. I.E.: "100 grams", "1 oz"
  2. Change the quantity in the quantity box to create a custom serving size. For example:
    • 3 x 100grams = 300 grams
    • 1/2 x 1oz = 1/2 oz
    • 0.685 x 100grams = 68.5 grams
  3. Click the serving size you want.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I delete a food?
  1. Click the "X" in the top right of the food card.
  2. The results will automatically update.
  3. The Nutrition Facts Search tool does not have a delete button. Just search for another food to replace it.
How can I share the recipe label?
  1. Click the "Share" button and choose a share option.
  2. You can also copy and paste the link to share.
  3. Want to embed the nutrient label? Click Share and then Embed to copy code and embed the nutrient label.
How can I save the recipe?
  1. Be signed in to your account. If you don't have an account, you can create one for free.
  2. Click the "Save Food" button.
  3. Choose a place to save the foods. Saving the foods to "favorites" will add them to your favorites list in the "My Foods" page.
    Saving the foods to a "recipe" or "meal" will combine them into one food and appear on the "My Foods" page.
How can I quickly view details about the recipe ingredients?
  1. Click the "Comparison" tab above the Nutrient Label and Below the Number of Servings.
How can I view to the total amino acids for all selected foods?
  1. Click the "Amino Acids" tab above the Nutrient Label and Below the Number of Servings.
I can't find a nutrient I am looking for.
  1. Scroll down to "Detailed Nutrition Facts".
  2. Click a section for the nutrient you want to view. I.E.: Vitamins, Minerals, Amino Acids, etc.
  3. Click the header of the section to view the detailed nutrition data.

Protein Calculator

How do I add a new food?
  1. Click the seach bar that says "Add Another Food". On mobile you can click "Edit" from the top menu.
  2. Start typing the name of the food.
  3. Click or tap to select a food that is the closet for what you searched for.
  4. There is no limit to the number of foods you can add, but we suggest not adding more than 100.
  5. If you can't find the food you are looking for try to change the search term. Change "Green Beans" to "Green String Beans"
  6. If you have a different name suggestion, please contact us to let us know.
How do I change a serving size?
  1. Click the serving size listed under the name of the food.
  2. A drop down menu will appear.
  3. Click the serving size you want.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I change the quantity of a food?
  1. Click the quantity box under the name. This box has a default value of 1.
  2. Enter the quantity you would like as a whole number, decimal, or fraction. I.E.: 2 Medium Apples, 1/2 Medium Apple, 0.333 Medium Apple.
  3. Click Update.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I create a custom serving size?
  1. Choose a serving size you want to modify. I.E.: "100 grams", "1 oz"
  2. Change the quantity in the quantity box to create a custom serving size. For example:
    • 3 x 100grams = 300 grams
    • 1/2 x 1oz = 1/2 oz
    • 0.685 x 100grams = 68.5 grams
  3. Click the serving size you want.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I delete a food?
  1. Click the "X" in the top right of the food card.
  2. The results will automatically update.
  3. The Nutrition Facts Search tool does not have a delete button. Just search for another food to replace it.
How can I share the amino acid results?
  1. Click the "Share" button and choose a share option.
  2. You can also copy and paste the link to share.
How can I save this calculation?
  1. Be signed in to your account. If you don't have an account, you can create one for free.
  2. Click the "Save Food" button.
  3. Choose a place to save the foods. Saving the foods to "favorites" will add them to your favorites list in the "My Foods" page.
    Saving the foods to a "recipe" or "meal" will combine them into one food and appear on the "My Foods" page.
How can I view a comparison of all selected foods?
  1. Click the "Comparison" tab above the Quick Stats and below the Number of Servings.
How can I view to the total nutrients for all selected foods?
  1. Click the "Totals" tab above the Quick Stats and below the Number of Servings.

Meal Planner (Tool Pages)

How do I add a food to a meal?
  1. Click "Add Food" in the meal you want to add the food to.
  2. A modal will appear.
  3. Search to find a food. If you create a free account you can also choose from your favorite foods, recipes, meals, and dayplans.
  4. Keep searching or selecting foods till you found the number of foods you want to add.
  5. Click the "Add Items" button to add the food to the meal.
  6. Can't find a food you want? If you create a free account you can enter data and create a custom food.
How do I change a serving size?
  1. Click the serving size listed under the name of the food.
  2. A drop down menu will appear.
  3. Click the serving size you want.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I change the quantity of a food?
  1. Click the quantity box under the name. This box has a default value of 1.
  2. Enter the quantity you would like as a whole number, decimal, or fraction. I.E.: 2 Medium Apples, 1/2 Medium Apple, 0.333 Medium Apple.
  3. Click Update.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I create a custom serving size?
  1. Choose a serving size you want to modify. I.E.: "100 grams", "1 oz"
  2. Change the quantity in the quantity box to create a custom serving size. For example:
    • 3 x 100grams = 300 grams
    • 1/2 x 1oz = 1/2 oz
    • 0.685 x 100grams = 68.5 grams
  3. Click the serving size you want.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I delete a food?
  1. Click the "X" in the top right of the food card.
  2. The results will automatically update.
  3. The Nutrition Facts Search tool does not have a delete button. Just search for another food to replace it.
How can I change the nutrients and targets that appear in the Daily Nutrition Summary?
  1. Be signed in to your account. If you don't have an account, you can create one for free.
  2. Click the "Settings" button below the "Daily Nutrition Summary" title.
  3. A modal will appear. From here you can choose new nutrients from the drop down and enter custom targets.
  4. Click the "x" to delete a nutrient
  5. Click "Add Another Nutrient" at the bottom of the modal to add another nutrient.
  6. Click "Apply" at the bottom of modal to save your changes.
How can I save this day plan?
  1. Be signed in to your account. If you don't have an account, you can create one for free.
  2. Click the "Save" button.
  3. The day plan will be saved on the "My Foods" page. There it can be edited, or deleted.
  4. You can also add saved day plans to the daily food log.
How can I print the day plan?
  1. Click the Print Icon under the meal plan title.
  2. Click "Click to Print" at the top of the page. Note that sometimes there may be blank pages, this is to prevent a page break accross a meal plan.

Nutrient Ranking Tool

How to Use the Ranking Tool
  1. Using the form select nutrients to rank. You add multiple nutrients and choose whether to rank them by highest or lowest.
  2. Choose which food groups to rank. You can select more than one.
  3. Choose a serving size.
    • Household - View the ranking of foods by a common serving size. I.E. a single carrot, a tsp of salt, etc...
    • 200 cals - View the ranking of foods by calorie. Each food will be listed and sorted by a 200 calorie serving size.
    • 100 grams - View each food by nutrient density. Each food will be listed and sorted by a 100 gram serving size.
    • 100 grams - View each food by nutrient density. Each food will be listed and sorted by a one ounce serving size.
  4. Select database to sort by. You can select more than one. There is a "More info" link by the datases to explain more.
How can make my own list of foods to compare, print, or save?
  1. Click the check box by each food you want to compae, print, or save.
  2. A menu will appear at the top of the sceen.
  3. Choose the option of compare, print, or save.
How can I view the data source for any food.
  1. Click the name of the food to see the nutrition facts page.
  2. Scroll down to the Data Source section.
  3. Click the Source link to view the original data in the USDA website.
How can I report a food that should be in a different list or seems to have bad data?
  1. If a food looks like it has bad data or is out of place, please send us a message.
How can share the results for this ranking?
  1. You can copy and paste the link to share the ranking view you created.

Nutrient Ratio Tool

How to Use the Ratio Ranking Tool
  1. Using the form select a nutrient to rank as highest, and one as lowest.
  2. Choose food groups. (i.e. Fruits, Vegetables, etc...)
  3. Select database to sort by. You can select more than one. There is a "More info" link by the datases to explain more.
How can make my own list of foods to compare, print, or save?
  1. Click the check box by each food you want to compae, print, or save.
  2. A menu will appear at the top of the sceen.
  3. Choose the option of compare, print, or save.
How can I view the data source for any food.
  1. Click the name of the food to see the nutrition facts page.
  2. Scroll down to the Data Source section.
  3. Click the Source link to view the original data in the USDA website.
How can I report a food that should be in a different list or seems to have bad data?
  1. If a food looks like it has bad data or is out of place, please send us a message.
How can share this food list?
  1. You can copy and paste the link to share the ranking view you created.

Branded Foods Search

How to Use the Branded Foods Search Tool
  1. Use the search box to search for a brand.
  2. Click and select the brand from the search box.
  3. A list of foods from that brand will appear.
How can I view the data source for any food.
  1. Click the name of the food to see the nutrition facts page.
  2. Scroll down to the Data Source section.
  3. Click the Source link to view the original data in the USDA website.
How can I report a food that should be in a different list or seems to have bad data?
  1. If a food looks like it has bad data or is out of place, please send us a message.
How can share this page?
  1. You can copy and paste the URL link in the address bar to share the list of foods from any brand.

My Foods User Page

How to Use the My Foods Page
  1. On the My Foods Page you can save foods to favorites, you can also organize and edit recipes, meals, and meal plans.
  2. Any favorites, recipes, meals, and day plans you store can be selected when you add foods to the Daily Food Log.
  3. Click the + button to add nutrients to your My Foods table.
How can I add a food or recipe to My Foods?
  1. Click the tab above the table for the appropriate section.
  2. Click the "Add" button on the top left of the food table.
How can I edit a recipe, meal, or day plan?
  1. Click the name of the recipe, meal, or day plan in the table.
  2. Make changes.
  3. Click the "Save" button to overwrite changes or "Save As New" to create a new recipe or meal.
How can I delete a food from My Foods?
  1. Click the check mark beside a food name to select it. You can select multiple foods.
  2. A menu will appear at the top of the page.
  3. Click the trash can icon to delete the selected foods.
How can I view a food?
  1. Click the food name in the food table.
How can I compare foods or recipes?
  1. Use the check marks to select 2 or more foods, recipes, or meals.
  2. Click the "Compare" button at the top of the page.

Daily Food Log

How do I add a food to a meal?
  1. Click "Add Food" in the meal you want to add the food to.
  2. A modal will appear.
  3. Search to find a food. If you create a free account you can also choose from your favorite foods, recipes, meals, and dayplans.
  4. Keep searching or selecting foods till you found the number of foods you want to add.
  5. Click the "Add Items" button to add the food to the meal.
  6. Can't find a food you want? If you create a free account you can enter data and create a custom food.
How do I change a serving size?
  1. Click the serving size listed under the name of the food.
  2. A drop down menu will appear.
  3. Click the serving size you want.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I change the quantity of a food?
  1. Click the quantity box under the name. This box has a default value of 1.
  2. Enter the quantity you would like as a whole number, decimal, or fraction. I.E.: 2 Medium Apples, 1/2 Medium Apple, 0.333 Medium Apple.
  3. Click Update.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I create a custom serving size?
  1. Choose a serving size you want to modify. I.E.: "100 grams", "1 oz"
  2. Change the quantity in the quantity box to create a custom serving size. For example:
    • 3 x 100grams = 300 grams
    • 1/2 x 1oz = 1/2 oz
    • 0.685 x 100grams = 68.5 grams
  3. Click the serving size you want.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I delete a food?
  1. Click the "X" in the top right of the food card.
  2. The results will automatically update.
  3. The Nutrition Facts Search tool does not have a delete button. Just search for another food to replace it.
How can I change the nutrients and targets that appear in the Daily Nutrition Summary?
  1. Be signed in to your account. If you don't have an account, you can create one for free.
  2. Once you have added a food, the daily nutrition summary will appear.
  3. Click the "Settings" button below the "Daily Nutrition Summary" title.
  4. A modal will appear. From here you can choose new nutrients from the drop down and enter custom targets.
  5. Click the "x" to delete a nutrient
  6. Click "Add Another Nutrient" at the bottom of the modal to add another nutrient.
  7. Click "Apply" at the bottom of modal to save your changes.
How can I save this day plan to reuse it?
  1. Be signed in to your account. If you don't have an account, you can create one for free.
  2. Click the "Reuse" button.
  3. You can either choose to select foods to save to a recipe or meal, or save the entire day.
  4. To save the entire day, select that option.
  5. The day plan will be saved on the "My Foods" page. There it can be edited, or deleted.
  6. You can also add saved day plans to the daily food log by clicking "Day plans" from the add foods modal.
How can I print the day plan?
  1. Click the Print Icon on the right of the calendar.
  2. Click "Click to Print" at the top of the page. Note that sometimes there may be blank pages, this is to prevent a page break accross a meal plan.

Weekly Food Log

How to Use the Week View
  1. Be signed in to your account. If you don't have an account, you can create one for free.
  2. Once you have added 7days of meals to the food log you can see the weekly view.
  3. The four nutrients displayed are the summary nutrients for the day. They will be the first four nutrients you select in the Daily Nutrient Summary of the food log.
  4. To change the week, use the left and right arrows, otherwise click the calendar icon in the top menu.
  5. To print click the print icon in the top menu.
  6. NOTE: Nutrient totals can be higher if you treat missing data as equal to 0.
  7. Have a suggestion? contact us.

Food Log Trends

How to Use the Trend View
  1. Be signed in to your account. If you don't have an account, you can create one for free.
  2. Once you have added 7 - 28 days of meals to the food log you can see the trend summary.
  3. The default is for 7 days, however, you can use the drop down from the top menu to select 28 days.
  4. Trends for nutrients you selected in the daily nutrient summary will appear.
  5. The percentages will also be set based on the targets you set in the daily nutrient summary.
  6. Statistics for the max, average, and total value will be displayed.
  7. To change the date, click the calendar icon in the top menu.
  8. To print click the print icon in the top menu.
  9. NOTE: Nutrient totals can be higher if you treat missing data as equal to 0.
  10. Have a suggestion? contact us.

Food List Instructions

How do I change a serving size?
  1. Click the serving size listed under the name of the food.
  2. A drop down menu will appear.
  3. Click the serving size you want.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I change the quantity of a food?
  1. Click the quantity box under the name. This box has a default value of 1.
  2. Enter the quantity you would like as a whole number, decimal, or fraction. I.E.: 2 Medium Apples, 1/2 Medium Apple, 0.333 Medium Apple.
  3. Click Update.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I create a custom serving size?
  1. Choose a serving size you want to modify. I.E.: "100 grams", "1 oz"
  2. Change the quantity in the quantity box to create a custom serving size. For example:
    • 3 x 100grams = 300 grams
    • 1/2 x 1oz = 1/2 oz
    • 0.685 x 100grams = 68.5 grams
  3. Click the serving size you want.
  4. The results will automatically update.
How can I delete a food?
  1. Click the "X" in the top right of the food card.
  2. The results will automatically update.
  3. The Nutrition Facts Search tool does not have a delete button. Just search for another food to replace it.
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